PLN News: June 2016

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WGA Celebrates First Year of its ESA Initiative

Special Report: Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative
This video explores the first year of the Western Governors' Association's Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative
Western Governors' Association Chairman, and Wyoming Gov., Matt Mead launched the WGA's Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative to create a mechanism for states and stakeholders to share best practices in species management, promote the role of states in species conservation, and explore options for improving the efficiency of the Endangered Species Act.

Read or download this special report to learn more about the work that went into year one of the WGA's Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative.

Field Trip Fridays: Misty Acres Alpaca Farm

Field Trip Fridays: Misty Acres Alpaca Farm
This month, Resources First Foundation staff members Amos P. Eno, Melissa O'Neal, and Kim LeBlanc visited Misty Acres Alpaca Farm in Sydney, ME, one of our ambassadors for sustainable agriculture in Maine. Thanks to John Lanoue for his work editing this video.

Tom Martin's Insights on Forestry in the 21st Century

I have known and respected Tom Martin, President and CEO of the American Forest Foundation, for several decades. We have the same philosophy and passion: a commitment to empowering private landowners as the leading phalanx to protect private lands across America.

Watch the video and read the blog from RFF President Amos S. Eno.

WAFWA Land Acquisition Permanently Protects LPC Habitat in Kansas

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) has finalized the purchase of approximately 30,000 acres of high-quality lesser prairie-chicken habitat in southwest Kansas.

"Conserving this property in perpetuity ensures that it will remain a working ranch and continue to provide habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken in the portion of its range where the population has declined most," said Jim Pitman, Conservation Delivery Director for WAFWA.

Read the news release here.
Please join us for our First Annual Summer Soirée overlooking the Harraseeket River for an entertaining evening including a Live Auction / Fundraiser to benefit Resources First Foundation.

Featuring emcee Erin Ovalle, host of MaineLife on CBS 13.
* Spirits and hors d'oeuvres will be served
* Music by Simons & Goodwin
* Dress is business casual or your favorite garden party attire

Please RSVP to Denise Shames: or at (207) 536-0831
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Maine Farmland Trust leader named head of national organization
After a decade leading the Maine Farmland Trust, John Piotti is leaving the group to become President and CEO of the American Farmland Trust in Washington, D.C.

"It does hurt a little bit," said Piotti. "But at the same time, there is a lot of work that needs to occur outside of Maine."

Read the article here.

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